| Jul 03, 2014
Happy Summer Vacation!
It seems that summers for our family are full of short little trips rather than one long family vacation. So, I figure a collection of tiny mini-albums rather than one big scrapbook is a fitting way to document our little summer adventures!
This vacation mini-album is one of my favorites. It is featured on the packaging of the Cricut® Traveling Together Premium Stamps. Little albums like this one are perfect for using up scraps of patterned paper and leftover embellishments – which is exactly what I did!
Here is what I used:
Cricut Explore™ machine
Cricut Design Space™ software
Cricut Explore™ Scoring Stylus
Cricut® StandardGrip Cutting Mat
Cricut® Traveling Together Premium Stamps
Patterned paper scraps in yellow, blue, pink, red & green
Silver glitter cardstock (1)
Gray cardstock (2)
White cardstock (1)
Aqua washi tape
Aqua ink pad
Orange ink pad
Blue ink pad
Gray ink pad
Pink ink pad
Open the Vacation Mini-Album project in Cricut Design Space™ and click “Make it Now” to cut the album images.
Fold and assemble the album by overlapping and adhering the tabs on the album cover and pages. Fold on the score lines.
Use the stamp set, acrylic blocks and ink pads to stamp images onto the album pages, album cover and white tags.
Layer and adhere the photo squares, pennants, tags and washi tape to the mini-album. I used scissors to trim the ends of the washi tape to create pennants and triangles. I also used foam squares to add dimension to some of the pieces.
Lastly, it’s time to embellish! I used bits and pieces of things I had leftover on my desk from a previous project: adhesive pearls, a button and some twine.
See how quick and easy that was? Now you can run out and discover another little summer adventure! Just be sure to snap some pictures for your next mini-album. ☺